compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
GOD is hidden, his purpose unclear, time short and so much to be resolved. The body of man reveals the entrails of life, twisted within the gut, covered by thin layers of tissue; the skin not the fabric but merely the outer garment, within which we all lie exposed.
NOT yet found its place within this body of creation.
WHERE within the human form does this tincture of life reside?
HOW does it pass on its soul to the next persona?
IF it does not, then where goes ALL the inherited wisdom of the past?
days at Le Clos Luce in the grounds of Chateaux d'Amboise in Loire, France;
and just a few months prior to his death in 1519 the following ...
But the greatest bond in life is LOVE; and that should receive a fuller understanding and be the basis of righteousness in all dealings between man and woman. That is the great mystery which can provide the logic for our being in this world, and it is more substantial than the creations of machines or weapons.
and fulfil our lives, so that in death we will have acquitted
our dues and not been envious of others.
In pace, Io Leonardo
"Joy at the smallest things comes to you only when you have accepted death. But if you look out greedily for all that you could still live, then nothing is great enough for your pleasure, and the smallest things that continue to surround you are no longer a joy. Therefore I behold death, since it teaches me how to live. If you accept death, it is altogether like a frosty night and an anxious misgiving, but a frosty night in a vineyard full of sweet grapes. You will soon take pleasure in your wealth. Death ripens. One needs death to be able to harvest the fruit. Without death, life would be meaningless, since the long-lasting rises again and denies its own meaning. To be, and to enjoy your being, you need death, and limitation enables you to fulfill your being."
First published April 15, 1952 in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo's birth in Vinci, Italy.
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